Posted by Pete Bouchard
Mid 40s? Yep, we made it today - despite the deep freeze last night (some suburbs fell to teens and even single digits!).
Several more days are looking like today. Later in the week, more clouds will obscure the sun and a few showers will move in. This pattern is very tame too - something out of the ordinary for January. It makes me wonder: after two mild winters, is our perception of winter softening? Will we consider any winds between 15 and 20mph a "windy day"? Will temperatures in the teens be considered "brutal" or "ghastly" cold?
I'm asking this because there are signs that in about 10 days our temperatures will turn VERY cold. Potentially enough to rival the cold of several years ago when some elementary schools canceled classes (because the heat failed as I recall, not because it rendered people immobile). This early in the game, and althought the signs of this cold are evident, it could potentially temper - as it so often has in years past.
Anyway, no sense in living in the future. Back to the present. 40s rule until Sunday, when we make a run at the mid 50s! Some showers will work in by Friday, but they don't seem to be enough to hammer us with 1-2" of rain.